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This week in ASCSU: Mountain Campus, meal swipes
Sam Hutton, Staff Reporter • April 19, 2024

The Associated Students of Colorado State University convened April 17 for the 27th session of the 53rd senate.  Facing a packed agenda as...

Associated Students of Colorado State University Director of Governmental Affairs Michael Stella, Vice President Alex Silverhart, Director of Traditions and Programs Meron Siyoum and Director of Finance Ashton Duffield stand in front of the ASCSU office in the Lory Student Center April 17. “I think we should all strive to leave places like our universities better than we found them, Stella said. I think we should do that, and ASCSU is the best way to do that on campus.”
Graduating ASCSU seniors reflect on their experiences in student government

The end of the academic year is always a busy time for students. The weather is changing, finals are looming and summer is right around the corner....

Dr. Jeremi Suri talks about his book “Civil War By Other Means” and how history will help us understand our current world at the annual Furniss Lecture held by the Colorado State University history club April 12.
Historian highlights effects of Civil War on modern American democracy

An open and captivating figure transported listeners back to the Civil War era. With each point, historian Jeremi Suri moved through the lasting...

Gov. Jared Polis signs HB24-1007 on the west steps of the Colorado state Capitol building April 15. The opportunity for people to officially be on the lease gives them protections, Polis said during the signing ceremony.
U+2 ended as Gov. Polis signs bill banning occupancy limits

Those who have opposed the Fort Collins occupancy limit commonly known as U+2 can finally rejoice in knowing that the policy can no longer be...

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This week in ASCSU: BSOF, humanity and community

The Associated Students of Colorado State University convened April 10 for the 26th session of the 53rd senate.  During executive reports,...

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Is ketamine the Rocky Mountain miracle for mental health?
Science
Is ketamine the Rocky Mountain miracle for mental health?
Caden Proulx, Print Director • April 17, 2024

Turns out a Rocky Mountain high might be just what the doctor ordered. Ketamine-assisted therapy has surged in popularity since the Food and...

Cornfield grasshopper (Sphenarium purpurascens) product.
CSU researchers, Entomology Club explore entomophagy — eating bugs

Eating insects is more commonly associated with schoolyard dares than fine cuisine. Despite the squeamishness concerning insects in the U.S.,...

A rye loaf, rosemary sourdough loaf and baguette are shown stacked on top of each other April 8. The Bread Chic, a Fort Collins bakery, offers freshly baked pastries and bread every day of the week.
Sourdough bread is beneficial for gut health, immune system

The COVID-19 pandemic brought about many new trends like TikTok challenges, playing Among Us and binge-watching shows like “The White Lotus.”...

Solar eclipses kindled these 4 ancient myths worldwide
Solar eclipses kindled these 4 ancient myths worldwide

Dragons devouring the sun, wrathful sky gods and hungry squirrels have one thing in common: They are all legends that have been used to explain...

What is a highly sensitive person?
What is a highly sensitive person?

You have probably been called sensitive at some point in your life — intended as an insult instead of a compliment. Being sensitive is not...

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Life and Culture
Ryan Sallans habla sobre su viaje como hombre transgénero
Aubree Miller and Ash Higgins • April 19, 2024

Nota del editor: Puedes leer la versión en ingles de este artículo aquí. Traducción de Ash Higgins Navegar por los altibajos de...

Valarie Kaur presents Building Bridges with Revolutionary Love at the Lory Student Center Theater April 16.
Life and Culture
Civil rights activist explores revolutionary love in CSU keynote
Katie Fisher, Staff reporter • April 18, 2024

An audience of individuals from various backgrounds was united under one mission through the powerful cadence of civil rights activist and author...

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Attendees at the Riley Gaines talk, hosted by Colorado State Universitys student chapter of Turning Point USA and The Riley Gaines Center at the Leadership Institute, hold up posters and signs for a photo April 3. Defend your daughters; defend your kids, Gaines said.
Opinion
Askren: Riley Gaines' presence at CSU violates Principles of Community
Emma Askren, Sports Editor • April 17, 2024
Hate has no place in sports, no matter how divisive they may seem. As a university that literally has inclusion, respect and social justice listed in its Principles of Community, Colorado State University has failed its student population by allowing Riley Gaines to speak with hate and disrespect to those who would listen.
Seriously: CSU to offer new class Swearing Across Languages
Opinion
Seriously: CSU to offer new class Swearing Across Languages
Hana Pavelko, Collegian Columnist • April 16, 2024
Looking to fulfill those pesky All-University Core Curriculum credit requirements? Well, there are now more options for students who are still in need of arts and humanities credits. Colorado State University students registering for the fall 2024 semester are now able to sign up for the newest foreign language class BS 420: Swearing Across Languages.
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The Impact of Technological Innovations on Sports Betting in Colorado: A Primer
The Impact of Technological Innovations on Sports Betting in Colorado: A Primer

In the sports betting domain, Colorado stands as a unique arena where technological advancements have...

Colorado State University player Nique Clifford passes the ball to another player in the men’s basketball game vs. Utah State Feb 17.
Sports
Breaking: Colorado State guard Nique Clifford declares for NBA Draft
Damon Cook, Sports Editor • April 17, 2024

Editor's Note: This is a breaking news story. Updates will be provided as they become available. After a breakout season in green and gold,...

Redshirt freshman Damian Henderson II (34) is tackled during a spring football practice.
Sports
Spring camp: Returning Rams build foundation for continuous success
Damon Cook, Sports Editor • April 17, 2024

Colorado State football returning with a ton of talent is no secret.  While sometimes that can mean a rebuilding year for teams that might...

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Colorado State University drag show headliner Mirage kneels onstage during her first number April 14. Mirage was a contestant in Season 16 of the reality show “RuPaul’s Drag Race.”
Arts and Entertainment
CSU annual drag show raises LGBTQIA+ scholarship funds
Katie Fisher, Staff Reporter • April 17, 2024

A luminous stage lined with white flowers and colorful baby’s breath accents awaits an audience giddy with anticipation for the first performer...

Photo courtesy of Jennifer Clary Jacobs, Colorado State University School of Music, Theatre, and Dance.
Arts and Entertainment
Spring Dance Concert exhibits artistic talent of CSU students
Caleb Ediger, Staff Reporter • April 15, 2024

The room starts dark and quiet but is quickly lit up by multicolored lights, smoke effects and music directing the audience's attention to the...

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Newly popular cannabinoid CBN shows treatment potential
Cannabis
Newly popular cannabinoid CBN shows treatment potential
Miles Buchan • October 18, 2023

THC and CBD are two cannabinoids that have risen to incredible heights in terms of popularity, cultural relevance and research relating to medical...

Strain Review: Ease your mind with Durban Kush wax
Cannabis
Strain Review: Ease your mind with Durban Kush wax
Miles Buchan, Staff Reporter • May 4, 2023

We are hurtling toward the finish line with less than two weeks left in the academic year, and the burnout rate is accelerating. With everything...

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